Summer Trips in Romania

There are many different ways you can support us. One is actually working directly with our child patients and their families in Romania by volunteering on our summer trips.

Every summer we run five summer trips for children and we need volunteers to help us do this. Without volunteers we would not be able to provide these much needed breaks for children who are our patients, carers of our patients or who have suffered bereavement.  These children’s lives are challenging and our summer trips give them a chance to relax and enjoy themselves. 

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team, with a variety of ages (minimum 16), skills and interests to participate in our trips.

Volunteers are expected to cover their costs and raise money to cover the cost of the trip for the children. We have fundraising packs to give you ideas how to raise this money.

The money will cover air fares (from London) and transfers to and from the airport in Romania, accommodation and meals as specified against the particular trip.  The money also covers the cost of the trip for a child.

A disclosure and barring application is required.   

The trips would also be ideal for companies looking to team build through a corporate social responsibility project.

Full details about the trips are in this brochure.  Please contact anna@hospicesofhope.co.uk for more information or to reserve a place.

                    

Bucharest Holiday Club: Saturday
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The Bucharest Holiday Club provides a chance for our hospice children to be creative, have lots of fun and learn new things in a comfortable and safe environment. It is also gives their parents a time to relax and receive some much needed respite care. This is a residential trip for approximately 20 children with rare or life-limiting illnesses (we also invite their parents and siblings to join us to help with their medical care). Volunteers during the Club will be based at Copaceni, our children’s centre near Bucharest. The week includes sports, games, crafts, UK entertainment and evening activities (bonfire, party, film night, talent show etc).

We ask each UK volunteer to raise a minimum of £700 . This money will cover your:

  • Air Fares (from London)
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Romania
    Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Holiday Club
  • Disclosure and barring service check

We also ask volunteers to contribute craft materials for the activities during the week

Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Returning Overseas Volunteer Application Form

 
The Seaside Club
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The Seaside Club provides a chance for our child patients and their families to experience a holiday at the Romanian Seaside. This is a unique opportunity for these families as the vast majority of our child patients are from poor and low-income families. This is a residential trip for approximately 35 children with rare or life-limiting illnesses and their families (altogether around 130 people). Volunteers during the Club will be based at the Black Sea. Activities include: spending the morning and afternoon on the beach and swimming in the sea, crafts, games, UK entertainment and evening activities (visiting the local town, party, film night, etc).


We ask each UK volunteer to raise a minimum of £700* to take part in this trip. This money will cover your:

  • Air Fares (from London)
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Romania
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Seaside Club
  • Disclosure and barring service check

We also ask volunteers to contribute craft materials for the activities during the week

Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Returning Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Brasov Holiday Club
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The Brasov Holiday Club provides a chance for our children to be creative, have lots of fun and learn new things in a comfortable and safe environment. The Club is held at our hospice in Brasov and runs from Monday to Friday from 09:30 until 14:30. We are joined every day by approximately 25 children with rare or life-limiting illnesses. The week includes games, crafts, drama, UK entertainment, team work and lots more!


We ask each UK volunteer to raise a minimum of £550* to take part in this trip. This money will cover your:

  • Air Fares (from London)
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Romania
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch at the Holiday Club
  • Disclosure and barring service check

We also ask volunteers to contribute craft materials for the activities during the week

Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Returning Overseas Volunteer Application Form

 
Brasov Summer Camp  
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The Brasov Summer Camp provides a chance for our children to be creative, have lots of fun and learn new things in a comfortable and safe environment. This is a residential trip for approximately 24 children who have, or have had, a close family member cared for by the hospice. During the Camp volunteers will be based at Copaceni, our children’s centre near Bucharest. The week includes sports, games, crafts, UK entertainment and evening activities (bonfire, party, film night, talent show etc).


We ask each UK volunteer to raise a minimum of £700* to take part in this trip. This money will cover your:

  • Air Fares (from London)
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Romania
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Summer Camp
  • Disclosure and barring service check

We also ask volunteers to contribute craft materials for the activities during the week

Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Returning Overseas Volunteer Application Form

 
Bucharest Summer Camp:  
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The Bucharest Summer Camp provides a chance for our children to be creative, have lots of fun and learn new things in a comfortable and safe environment. This is a residential trip for approximately 24 children who have, or have had, a parent or grandparent cared for by the hospice. Volunteers during the Camp will be based at Copaceni, our children’s centre near Bucharest. The week includes sports, games, crafts, UK entertainment and evening activities (bonfire, party, film night, talent show etc).


We are asking each UK volunteer to raise a minimum of £700 to take part in this trip. This money will cover your:

  • Air Fares (from London)
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Romania
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Summer Camp
  • Disclosure and barring service check

We also ask volunteers to contribute craft materials for the activities during the week

Overseas Volunteer Application Form

Returning Overseas Volunteer Application Form

 

Individual Trips

There may be opportunities from time to time for individuals or groups to volunteer to help in one of the countries where we work.  This might be of interest to medical professionals or a team willing to carry out some manual work. 

A trip of this type may be suitable for companies looking to team build through a corporate social responsibility project.

Individual trips would be on a bespoke basis so please contact office@hospicesofhope.co.uk to discuss possible options. 

 

Insight Trips

Each year we run Insight Trips to show our supporters some of our work. If you would be interested in seeing our work first-hand but do not wish to volunteer this is a good way of doing this. Details of Insight trips will be posted here but if you want to know more or register your interest please contact us